This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association:
The City offers three options for turning your tree into useful mulch that will help trees and gardens throughout the city.
You can bring your tree to a drop-off location from Saturday, Dec. 31st through Sunday, January 8th, where the City will recycle it at a later date.
Or bring your tree to a MulchFest chipping location on January 7th and 8th from 10 AM to 2 PM, where you can pick up a free bag of mulch for your backyard or street tree. The nearest MulchFest locations are:
• Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Community Facility, 99 Plymouth Street (Plymouth and Adams Sts.)
• Cobble Hill Park, Clinton Street and Verandah Place
• Prospect Park’s 3rd Street entrance on Prospect Park West
The Department of Sanitation will also make special curbside collections from Tuesday, January 3rd through Saturday, January 14th to pick up clean, non-bagged Christmas trees.
Whichever option you choose, please remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and netting beforehand.
Should you have old, unwanted electronic devices, there’s this:
If Santa brought you the latest electronic gadget this holiday, you can help the environment by bringing your old electronics to an E-Waste Recycling Day on Sunday, January 15th from 10 AM to 4 PM at Prospect Park West and 3rd Street.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center will accept both working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and PDAs.
If you can’t make it on January 15th, you can always drop off your equipment Tuesday through Saturday at the Ecology Center’s E-Waste Warehouse at 469 President Street, Brooklyn here.